At least 18 dead in bus crash in Hong Kong - SHINE

At least 18 dead in bus crash in Hong Kong

Xinhua
The double-decker was on its way to Tai Po from Shatin racecourse when it toppled to its left on Tai Po Road. Police said 15 men and three women were confirmed dead at the scene.
Xinhua

At least 18 people were killed on Saturday after a double-decker bus overturned in New Territories in Hong Kong.

The bus was on its way to Tai Po from Shatin racecourse when it toppled to its left on Tai Po Road on Saturday evening, leaving long braking marks and destroying a bus station on roadside.

Police said 15 men and three women were confirmed dead at the scene.

Rescuers cut open the top of the bus to save the passengers trapped inside.

Some of the injured received medical treatment on the site, while others were rushed to nearby hospitals.

The site of the accident has been cordoned off, while an investigation is underway.

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will visit the injured in Prince of Wales Hospital.

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